Death of Michael Tippett, British composer .
Charles De Gaulle was inaugurated as President of France
Birth of Roy Kinnear, British actor
Birth of José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor and film director (Note: some sources give his year of birth as 1912, but we believe 1909 is correct)
Birth of Evelyn Wood, American speed-reading pioneer
Birth of William Hartnell, British actor (‘Doctor Who’) .
The IRT subway line opened in New York, linking Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Edgar King of Scots died.
Battle of Ashdown - Alfred defeats the Danes